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Florida Inventors Hall of Fame 2021
UF Engineering Professor Emeritus and Alumna Recognized by Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
A University of Florida professor emeritus in materials science and engineering who developed an innovative computer chip manufacturing process, and an alumnus in electrical and computer engineering who is a leader at IBM in the application of artificial intelligence to aging issues, are among the 2021 inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.
Dr. Roozbeh Tabrizian
UF Electrical Engineer wins Prestigious DARPA Fellowship Award
Roozbeh Tabrizian, Ph.D., has been selected to receive a highly prestigious Director’s Fellowship from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Tabrizian is the first faculty member at UF to receive this highly competitive fellowship award.
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Groundswell Startups Partners with UF to Bring AI Supercomputer Access to the Space Coast
Groundswell Startups is proud to announce a collaborative partnership with the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering that will bring companies on Florida’s Space Coast access to the most powerful artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer in academia.
2021 Gator100 Engineering Honorees
Gator100 Recognizes 17 Engineering Alumni in 2021
UF alumni have created and guided some of the most innovative and profitable businesses in the nation and the world. Each year, the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center recognizes these amazing entrepreneurs with the Gator100 Awards. Congratulations to our talented Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering alumni who made the 2021 list for leading one of the world’s Fastest Growing Gator Companies!
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UF Research Team Develops System That Could Provide Energy Resilience to Hurricanes, Natural Disasters
A team of researchers including Prabir Barooah, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, has developed a system powered by solar energy that uses artificial intelligence to ultimately decrease the cost of keeping essential home appliances or devices running through a power outage.
José Fortes, Ph.D., ECE
José Fortes wins 2021 SEC Faculty Achievement Award for UF
José Fortes, Ph.D, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, has been named winner of the 2021 SEC Faculty Achievement Award for the University of Florida, the SEC announced on Thursday.
40 Gators Under 40
Four Engineering Alumni Honored in 2021 “40 Under 40” Awards
Four Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering alumni have been recognized by the university in this year’s “40 under 40” awards, which honor outstanding young alumni whose achievements positively impact The Gator Nation as they go greater in their communities and professions.
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UF Collaborates with Conservation Foundation on Coastal Solutions
The University of Florida’s newly established Center for Coastal Solutions (CCS) and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) have entered into a strategic collaboration to address coastal water quality hazards in order to strengthen the resiliency and sustainability of this unique coastal area in Florida.
Professional Development – 100% Online
The courses in our online Credential Builders for Engineers Short Course Program are designed with working professionals in mind! They are available 100% online tailored to career advancement with a shorter time commitment than typical semester-based programs. Students can expect weekly engagement with faculty.
Warren B. Nelms
Warren B. Nelms, 1937-2021
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Warren B. Nelms, an outstanding alumnus from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Nelms passed away on May 16, 2021. Warren is forever honored and remembered by the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World, thanks to a generous gift made by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Daryl Nelms and the Nelms family in 2017.
Dean’s Excellence Fund
Gifts made to the Dean’s Excellence Fund help students through experiential learning opportunities that emphasize team-based learning, hands-on projects, student-organized competitions, internships, and externships to develop their leadership and innovation skills.